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IPR Lecture: The end of the NHS?

Professor Allyson Pollock will explore how the Government is privatising health care in England at a publilc lecture on Thu 1 May

Conference on contemporary security challenges in Asia

A major conference held the University will debate the contempory security challenges emerging in Asia, featuring high-profile speakers covering a topics from the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan to the nuclear programs of Iran and Pakistan, and the interplay between these.

Bath to host 2014 RSC Carbohydrate Meeting: 30 Apr-1 May

We are very pleased to be hosting the Spring 2014 Royal Society of Chemistry Carbohydrate Group Meeting at the University from Wednesday 30 April – Thursday 1 May.

Bath team beat off stiff competition to win Hong Kong Entrepreneurship prize

A team of students from our School of Management have been crowned overall champions at the inaugural Hong Kong Entrepreneurship Competition, hosted by LSE Students’ Union.

PhD student receives two awards for research excellence

Lu Ma, a third-year PhD student in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering has been awarded both a Schlumberger Foundation’s Faculty for the Future fellowship for the academic year 2014-15 for the second time, and an ‘Outstanding PhD Student Overseas’ scholarship from the Chinese Scholarship Council.

Bath Cancer MOOC is one of FutureLearn’s highest rated courses

We have received excellent feedback about our first ever MOOC (Massive open online course) titled ‘Inside Cancer: how genes influence cancer development’.

No internet, Agresso, lecture capture: Tue 15 Apr, 6-9am

The negative effect of period pain is greater than you think

A new study from researchers in our Centre for Pain Research is the first to look at the effects of pain during the menstrual cycle on cognitive performance.

Did you run the London Marathon?

This Sunday thousands of runners and spectators will descend on the capital to take part in this year’s Virgin London Marathon 2014. Here two of our researchers share their insights on what will be a weekend of struggle and triumph for nearly 35,000 people.

Bath student radio shortlisted in national awards

The University’s student radio station URB has been shortlisted alongside major stations for a National Radio Academy award.

Successful launch of Student Women in Engineering Group

This week saw the successful launch of our Student Women in Engineering group within our Faculty of Engineering & Design, thanks to a generous donation of £30,000 over three years from Roger and Sue Whorrod.

I-SEE – Generating for the future: last gasp or second wind? Tue 15 Apr

Dame Sue Ion’s talk will outline the challenges in replacing and enhancing the UK’s energy infrastructure over the coming decade.

Choral & Orchestral Society spring concerts: Sat 12 Apr

From modern choir and vocal groups through to big band and orchestral music, the concert will provide a wide variety of music to enjoy during the Easter season.

New research will report on the support that students with vocational qualifications receive

Dr Robin Shields and Dr Alex Masardo from our Department of Education have been commissioned by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) to determine how well students with vocational qualifications are supported in the new higher education policy environment.

£15,000 awarded to University outreach students

Fifteen students have been rewarded with a BP Centurion Award worth £1,000 for their contribution to outreach in local schools.

Bodysoc show – Around the World in 80 minutes: Thu-Sat

Take a trip around the world with BodySoc at their annual dance show.

DNA data could help doctors treat MRSA shows new study

Our scientists have developed a new technique to predict the toxicity of an MRSA infection from its DNA sequence which could soon help clinicians better decide the best course of treatment for infections.

Colin Grant leads UUK mission to Chile

High level delegates from twelve British universities visited Chile in March to develop closer education & research partnerships

Uni of Bath & Photosoc Photo Comp – winners reception: Today

The winners of University of Bath & Photosoc Photography Competition 2014 will be announced at the opening reception tonight (Wednesday 9 April) at 6pm. All welcome.

New method for monitoring drug delivery through skin

Professor Richard Guy’s technique to follow the progress of topical drugs which may help improve formulations has been featured on PJOnline.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the lake: 3pm on Sat & Sun

BUST presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, in the Amphitheatre on campus. Free entry, all welcome.

Massive impact of HE on regional economy

Higher education in the South West is of ‘significant economic importance’, bringing immediate benefits in jobs and its contribution to regional GVA, according to a new report published by Universities UK.

Horse and cow knee clues

A new research paper from our Department of Mechanical Engineering uses learning from the knee joints of horses and cows to better understand human knee weakness.

Our researchers in Parliament

We have been well represented as a University in Parliament recently, when two of our engineers took part in the ‘Voice of the Future’ event.

Using sonar to search for missing Malaysian Airlines plane

Dr Philippe Blondel (Physics) talks to BBC Radio Bristol about using sonar to search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight.

Our researchers in Parliament

We have been well represented as a University in Parliament this week, when two of our engineers took part in the ‘Voice of the Future’ event.

Watch our Founders Day lectures

The lectures from Founders Day about data management and our water research are now available online

Inaugural: What’s wrong with knee replacement? 15 May

Professor Richie Gill (Healthcare Engineering) will be delivering his inaugural lecture on 15 May. All welcome.

View our photo gallery of Founders Day (with HRH Prince Edward)

Founders Day: 2 April 2014. The Chancellor, HRH The Earl of Wessex, attended our 2014 Founders Day held in the Chancellors’ Building, where he met students at an informal lunch, chatted to Duke of Edinburgh students, and opened and chaired University Court. The Keynote Lecture was given by Professor David Rhinds on data collection. At the Founders Dinner, the Peppercorn Rent for the University land was paid by Peter Wyman, University Treasurer, to Cllr Neil Butters of BANES.

Innovation Centre company wins award at Pitch @ Palace

A company from the University’s Innovation Centre, Industrial Phycology, was named joint first place winner of the ‘pitch with the greatest commercial potential’ category at the final of Pitch @ Palace at St James’ Palace on Wednesday 2 April.

Business Admin student to take on epic Saharan ultramarathon

Business Administration student Jonathan Higginson will be pushing his body to the limit this weekend when he embarks on the Marathon des Sables, known as the toughest foot race on earth.

Chamber Choir concert at Bath Abbey – Sat 5 Apr

A concert in the exquisite surroundings of Bath Abbey.

Launch of ICIA sound installation at American Museum

A sound installation which collapses the acoustic territory of the Bath Abbey parish into a single listening space. This work flows from a workshop conducted by Liminal at the Bath Abbey, where recordings of the bells across the landscape of Bath will be made. Free admission; all welcome.

Public debate asks what next for global development?

The UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), established in 2000 to alleviate poverty and improve global living standards, will expire in 2015. As policy-makers discuss what happens next, a public debate at the University will bring together experts to consider how this new agenda is emerging and what the prospects are that it will deliver an adequate vision of global development for the future.

Research collaboration with GSK to improve drug manufacturing

Professor Chris Frost and Dr Patricia Marce (Chemistry) have been awarded funding from the Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), to work with global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline to improve the sustainability of chemical processes involved in drug manufacture, as well as reducing economic manufacturing costs through innovative reaction design.

The value of the Citizens Advice Bureau

The latest IPR Policy Briefing suggests that for every £1 invested, Citizens Advice Bureau services return £50 in economic & social value

Citizens Advice generates £50 value for every £1 invested shows new report

The latest IPR Policy Briefing suggests that for every £1 invested, Citizens Advice services return £50 in economic and social value.

Public debate asks what next for global development post-2015

A public lecture at the University will consider ‘what next’ for global development goals after 2015.

Bath Science Café: Engines for the future – very lean, but still mean

At the next Bath Science Café on Monday 14 April, Chris Brace, Professor of Automotive Propulsion in our Department of Mechanical Engineering will be looking at how we can improve the efficiency of engines without losing power.

Engineering scholarships for Tanzanian nationals

The Faculty of Engineering & Design’s Distance Learning Unit has won fifteen full-fee scholarships for Tanzanian students for the 2014/15 academic year; the scholarships cover both our MSc International Construction Management and MSc Integrated Environmental Management programmes.

Dance: TooMortal at St Mary’s Church, Bathwick: Thu-Sat

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance presents a beautiful mesmerising work, strikingly set within the historic church of St Mary the Virgin on Bathwick Hill.

New Centre for Doctoral Training for condensed matter physics

A new joint Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics at the Universities of Bath and Bristol has received £4.1 million funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to train physicists of the future.

Bath PhD researcher puts on UK’s ‘Best engineering event’

A PhD researcher who dedicates hours of personal time to encourage school children to consider a career in engineering has won a national award.

Huge boost as new Mathematics CDT announced

The University will benefit from a new £4 million Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Mathematics, helping to develop future leaders in the field.

Biology student Rosie features on TeamBath TV

Shooter Rosie Allison discusses playing netball for TeamBath and England, and combining training with studying for a Biology degree here at Bath in our latest movie on TeamBath TV.

Congenitally blind visualise numbers opposite way to sighted

Psychologists from the University have uncovered that people blind from birth visualise numbers the opposite way around to sighted people.

Plans submitted for two new academic buildings

New developments to meet growing demand for research and teaching

Ancient sea creatures filtered food like modern whales

A study co-authored by Dr Nick Longrich from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry and published in Nature has identified new fossils of a giant marine creature that used bizarre facial appendages to filter food from the ocean.

Turning on nudge tactics to turn off our bad energy behaviour habits

Researchers from our Department of Economics are part of a major European consortium looking at how behavioural economics can be used to make people adopt greener lifestyles.

Bath Taps into Science 2014

Last week’s Bath Taps into Science was bigger and better than ever before.

Expert verdict on tobacco industry evidence against standardised packaging

The arguments put forward by tobacco companies against the public health benefits of standardised packaging are ‘largely without foundation’, according to experts in our Tobacco Control Research Group and UK Centre for Tobacco & Alcohol Control Studies (UKCTAS).

Building the future

Over 120 talented female students from Sixth Forms across Britain have been inspired to study engineering and architecture here at Bath following a weekend long event in the city.

Discovery dome helps visitors go back in time

This Easter visitors to Chedworth Roman Villa will be transported back in time thanks to the latest digital technology developed by a PhD student from our Department of Computer Science.

Bird mating behaviour influenced by sex ratios

Birds in female-dominated populations are more likely to ditch and ‘divorce’ their mates while promiscuity increases in predominantly male environments, according to new research by Professor Tamás Székely (Biology & Biochemistry).

9th CR@B Symposium – Cancer Research at Bath: Wed 9 Apr

A showcase of presentations and posters highlighting cancer research activities taking place in Bath and Manchester

RAG Week raises an astonishing £10,000 for local charities

The extraordinary hard work and dedication of dozens of students from Bath Raising and Giving (RAG) well and truly paid off as it raised £10,000 for the city’s local charities during RAG Week, from 24 to 28 February 2014.

Lessons in international development from Bath alumna

Bath graduate and Chief Executive of the charity African Initiatives, José Sluijs-Doyle, delivered the latest in a series of talks for our Centre for Development Studies focusing on the role small NGOs can play in development.

Exeter homes take part in mass energy study

Over seventy families from council owned properties across Exeter have joined our ENLITEN study that aims to reduce energy use within homes.

Jon Hunt quoted in THE about HE-industry collaborations

Making waves in water research

We’re carrying out many different research projects that aim to ensure we look after water – the most important natural resource on earth.

Robin Shields wins Bereday Award for outstanding article

Dr Robin Shields (Lecturer in Education) has been awarded the George Bereday Award for the most outstanding article published in the Comparative Education Review: a leading journal in the field of comparative and international education.

Dead expensive: Kate Woodthorpe’s research on Russia Today TV

Western Vocational Progression Consortium accredited

The Western Vocational Progression Consortium (WVPC), based at the University of Bath, has been accredited with the nationally recognised quality mark for organisations which provide information, advice and guidance – the Matrix Standard.